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Re: Files in wrong subdirs of emacs/lisp?

From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: Re: Files in wrong subdirs of emacs/lisp?
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 08:49:31 -0400

   From: Juanma Barranquero <address@hidden>
   Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 14:38:41 +0200

   Perhaps it's just semanthics, but I wouldn't call "still useful"
   to something if no one uses it.

in the context of providing things "useful" indicates only potentiality.
in the context of using things "useful" indicates some (perhaps large)
amount of actual use.  because not all users are represented in these
discussions, we cannot assume the latter context holds.  if you purport
to represent all users you lose credibility.

something can be rendered "not useful" in the providing context if it is
not cleanly composable w/ other provided things or if there is a clear
bug in it standalone, in which case we have the option of fixing these
problems in order to return it to a "useful" state (but that's still
only a potential wrt the other context).


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